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Southwestern Christian College receives $10,000 ‘Retool Your School’ grant

We reported earlier on efforts by Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas, to win a “Retool Your School” grant from Home Depot.
Results are in — and Southwestern is a winner.
The college plans to use its $10,000 award to give its campus landscaping a facelift this summer.
“I am just too excited,” Sylvia Thomas, Southwestern’s director of Title III and grant development, said in a-mail.
The grant program benefits historically black colleges and universities.

  • Feedback
    The saying “If at first you fail, try again” is really true. In its first attempt to win this grant SWCC failed,
    but tje college and its Alumni tried again. This time it was successful. WHAT A GREAT BLESSING FROM GOD.
    May all of the efforts SWCC makes be equally successful.
    Eloise Brown
    Eloise Brown
    May, 26 2011

    Delighted to hear of the news myself
    eddie fisher
    May, 26 2011

    This is a great gift for Southwestern Christian College. It just shows what Students,alumni, and friends of Southwestern can do when they work together for a cause. I just want to say thank you to Sylvia Thomas who had the vision to get so many people involved to win this gift. Some thought that Southwestern was down and out after the fire destroyed a number of main buildings on the campus but God keeps on Blessing Southwestern over and over in so many different ways.
    1970 Almuni
    Aaron Sayles
    Aaron Sayles
    May, 27 2011

    Once again we see God’s kind blessings. Special thanks to those who were adamant amount voting continously, to those individuals who spread the word regarding trying to meet this great challenge, and most importantly, to those who kept praying for this endeavor.
    Pamela Johnson
    May, 27 2011

    I am very proud of Southwestern and all the good works it keeps doing. my hat is off to them. That is a blessing.
    Oscar York
    May, 27 2011

    I am so happy for SWCC. This was truly a needed blessing from God.
    Thanks to Home Depot and thanks to all of you who were faithful in voting. Other colleges win grants all the time this was SWCC time to win. I can hardly wait to see the results of the facelift this summer. I am proud of SWCC and am eager to show it off. If anyone know of any other grants out there that can help SWCC, please make sure you share it with us. Thanks again to Sylvia Thomas for your insight to this project.
    Willie Rufus Burnett, class of ’69
    May, 27 2011

    Wonderful; I am very thrilled to hear of their victory. To God be the Glory, SWCC!
    marilyn sullivan
    May, 27 2011

    It is always a wonderful and exhilarating feeling to watch as our alumni, students, faculty, staff, administrators and friends of SwCC come together as a united force in our time of need. Your efforts, your encouragement to others, your continuous voting daily helped to not only keep us in the race, but assisted in our win of a $10,000 award. I wish to thank you personally as I was only a part of the vehicle used by God to accomplish such a wonderful task. As I quote a speaker whose name escapes me, “I am plum pleased and peacock proud” for with your help “We Did It!” Stay in touch as we begin the process of bringing a “facelift” to the entrance of the campus. Warmest Regards, Sylvia Thomas
    Sylvia Thomas
    May, 27 2011

    Unfortunately Home Depot is a Huge Supporter of the Gay and ******* Agenda. For this reason Many conservative groups are boycotting their stores.
    Martha Stanford
    May, 27 2011

    Our Metro Atlanta SwCC Fundraising Committee is “delighted” that SwCC has been chosen to receive this much needed grant. There is MUCH work to be done at SwCC, and this grant will get the work started to enhance the appearance of the school. We are most grateful to Home Depot for all of its efforts to improve HBCUs. Thank you Home Depot, and praise God for this wonderful achievement!!!
    Sis. Pat Harris
    May, 28 2011

    Great news to learn of Southwestern. Keep up the good works people.
    Also pray for us as we intensify effort toward the establishment of FARRAH MEMORIAL COLLEGE, a school of nursing in honor of Dr Henry Farrah. God bless the Church!
    Nigerian Christian Hospital
    May, 29 2011

    I’m so grateful to God and thankful to everyone who voted for SwCC. I pray that this won’t be the only time that each of us that love the school will come together for the good of SwCC. Thank you Sylvia Thomas for your vision and Christian Chronicle for the article.
    Tonia Hill
    Tonia Hill
    May, 29 2011

    Proud to be a son of SWCC.
    Michael R. Evans
    May, 29 2011

    Thank you…
    Home Depot for their interest in all phases of Education.
    To Sis Thomas and college for involving us in this effort.
    To Alumni who gave me opportunity to “touch” morning and night as we encourage their Vote.
    To Friends who trusted us to tell them about a great college and informed us that they voted every day.
    To “My School” that stayed a part of my life morning (to see how we were dong) and eveing (that’s when I voted).
    To Christian Chronicle for helping to spread the word of “Our Dream”
    Alumnu, Dorothy Wells
    dorothy Wells
    May, 30 2011

    Like many others, I voted everyday that I could and encouraged others to do likewise and hey it paid off. All praises go to “The Almighty” for allowing our school to get a “piece of the pie”!! Every little bit counts!! Thanks through Home Depot, the school landscape should look somewhat better.
    Thanks to the Christian Chronicle for getting the news about also.
    Alumnu, Dennis Gamble
    Dennis Gamble, Class of 76′
    June, 1 2011

    Unfortunately, Home Depot has made the decision to publicly take a stand on a very divisive issue. As a financial backer, The Home Depot has stated it “is proud to support” the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) effort to force the legalization of homosexual marriage across America.
    The American Family Association (AFA) has more info. http://action.afa.net/item.aspx?id=2147496231
    Lori Harmon
    June, 1 2011

    I am so happy to have been a part of this great gift. What a blessing!
    Carol Mitchell
    June, 2 2011

    Great news! Helping HBC’s that are striving to maintain and promote education is powerful. Thanks to the organizations like this one that allows the school to work on keeping the place astecically pleasing.
    Cynthia Phifer
    June, 4 2011

    It is possible that Home Depot, which openly advocates the gay/******* agenda, could have an unseen motive in donating $10,000 to a Christian college.
    I am very disappointed that so few Christians seem aware of current events, as the USA becomes more secular every day.
    Martha Stanford
    June, 4 2011

    Wow!.. I’m heppy! Thank God for richly blessing my school. I expect to see an even prettier campus this fall….
    May God bless Home Depot for its blessing!….Sorry Martha; but I’m not angry at anyone!
    Hope Cook Holt
    June, 9 2011

    I did not say I was angry at anyone, but just disappointed that so few Christians are actively involved in trying to stop secularization, or even being informed of any instances such as with Home Depot.
    Martha Stanford
    June, 9 2011

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